November 16, 2005: Memorials
Bill, who taught foreign literatures and linguistics at MIT for 35 years, with stints also at Princeton, Ripon, and St. Lawrence, and was author of the tetralogy Heroic Symphony, which Bill Selden praised for its “breadth of coverage of cultural, economic, political, sociological, and theological issues,” died Aug. 19, 2005.
He lived in Needham, Mass., where he took care of his younger daughter, Jan, long disabled by a back injury. Thus not free to travel, he wrote a classmate, “I have brought the world to me with newspapers, magazines, LPs, CDs, and videotapes, with TV and radio, and of course with books. My LPs and CDs include more than 200 symphonies, and I own 128 (this is not a typo) operas on videotape.”
Listed in Who’s Who In America since 1966, Bill was appointed an officier in the Société des Palmes Academiques in 1967 by the French government. Besides Heroic Symphony, Bill authored, among other works, Voltaire’s ‘Candide’: Analysis of a Classic and Dante at MIT: A New Pedagogical Approach.
Bill was a widower since 1967, when his wife, Mildred McDonald, whom he married in 1943, died. His two daughters, Martha Morris and Janet Bottiglia, survive.
The Class of 1934
JOHN WEBSTER CARLILE ’38
Web died Sept. 8, 2005, in Durham, N.C., where he had lived for the past eight years.
He prepared at Columbus Academy, and at Princeton he majored in English and graduated with honors. He was on the Princetonian editorial board, on the Nassau Lit board, and was a member of Quadrangle Club. Web was also our class poet.
During World War II he served as a first lieutenant with the Quartermaster Corps in Washington, D.C. In 1940 he married Jane Wood, also from Columbus. They raised four children, moving the family first to Dayton, then to Mount Vernon, Ohio, then to West Hartford, Conn., and then to Winnetka, Ill. They spent summers at their cottage on Walloon Lake, Mich.
In his later years, Web and Jane lived in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Winston-Salem, N.C. Then, after success as a businessman and entrepreneur, Web retired and moved to Durham. In 1997 his wife of 57 years predeceased him. His son, John Jr., died in 1998 and his daughter, Celia Monton, in May 2005. He is survived by his daughters Catherine Craver and Virginia Queal, and seven grandchildren. The class extends sincere condolences to them all.
The Class of 1938
SEYMOUR COLMAN ’38
Jack Colman died at his New York City high-rise apartment Aug. 21, 2005.
Born in Chicago, he prepared at Hyde Park School, where he was on the baseball team, the publications board, and in the honor society. At Princeton he majored in English, winning departmental honors junior year, and wrote his senior thesis on Herman Melville. He was manager of the Student Furniture Exchange and a member of “The Club” and Cloister Inn. He roomed with Larry Singmaster and Adie Suehsdorf.
Jack’s 39-year business career was spent with Beech Aircraft, from which he retired in 1972 as senior vice president for operations.
With his late wife, Jane, Jack became a knowledgeable collector of the works of American painters of the early 20th century. Among these paintings was one by Robert Henri that Jack donated to the Princeton University Art Museum.
Jack is survived by his sister, Nancy Skall; his son, Peter; and daughter, Cathy Colman. The class conveys its sympathy and warmest good wishes to all members of the family.
The Class of 1938
Ray died Sept. 7, 2005, at Kirkland Village in Bethlehem, Pa.
After preparing at East Denver (Colo.) High School, Ray majored in physics at Princeton. He graduated with honors and was elected to Sigma Xi in junior year. He was also on the freshman fencing team, the Princeton Pictorial board, and was president of Gateway Club in senior year.
After graduate work at Cambridge, he did antitank ballistics research during World War II at Princeton and received a presidential citation for his work. In 1948 he received a Ph.D. from Princeton and became a member of the physics department at Lehigh University, where he taught for 41 years, including 10 years as department chair, until his retirement. Thereafter, he taught and did research in Germay and in Siberia and Minsk in the USSR, and then taught at Istanbul Technical School in Turkey for a year. He also continued to work with Lehigh graduate students and enjoyed tutoring students at Broughel Junior High School for many years.
Ray is survived by Carolyn, his wife of 63 years; daughters Frederica Smith and Lynn Wagoner; a brother, Paul; and a sister, Lucille Reeder. The class extends its deep sympathy to the entire family.
The Class of 1938
CHARLES G. HERBRUCK ’38
Chuck died Aug. 28, 2005, at the Bruening Health Center in Cleveland, where he was recovering from a severe stroke and subsequent heart attack.
He prepared at University School in Cleveland, and at Princeton majored in history and was coxswain on the freshman crew.
In 1942 Chuck joined the Lincoln Electric Co. in Cleveland as a bench hand in the factory. He rose to be the director of public relations in 1959, assistant secretary to James Lincoln, and director of marketing services from 1963 to 1969. He was also executive director of the Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation. After retiring from Lincoln, he formed the Herbruck-Mills Advertising Agency, which in 1979 became Herbruck and Foran, Inc.
In 1947 Chuck purchased a property on Lake Rosseau in Ontario that since then has been a haven for his family and friends. Chuck also belonged to several sporting clubs and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for 50 years.
He is survived by his second wife, Ann; sons Peter, David, Charles Jr., and Mark; stepsons David and Stephen Lawrence; nine grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. His first wife, Lois, died in 1987. The class extends its deep sympathy to all the family.
The Class of 1938
Lawrence Henry Galloway ’39
Larry died April 27, 2005, near his Barrington, Ill., home. Easter week, he suffered a massive stroke while in Arizona, which robbed him of his mobility and speech. One of his six children was with him at the time, and one replaced another during weeks of attempted rehab. His doctors, feeling his superhuman efforts were too wearing on him, suggested he return to Illinois, where more family and friends could support him. Less than a week after his return to Illinois, he died.
As an ROTC Artillery officer, Larry volunteered for duty after Pearl Harbor. He was placed in Ordnance but soon trained in grade as a pilot, learning to fly all Army and some Navy planes. His career was with Illinois Tool Works, where he spent 39 years in manufacturing, marketing, and helping customers and industry leaders all over the U.S. solve problems.
In retirement he and his wife, Isabel, spent winters in Arizona. Isabel died in 2000. Larry continued taking his Ford Escape into the desert or mountains so he could hike and look for birds, unusual plants, pottery shards, and pictographs. He traveled widely, often with all his children. He is survived by them and by eight grandchildren. We offer his family our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939
SLOAN YOUNG BASHINSKY ’42
Sloan, a prominent businessman and the son of Leo Eli Bashinsky ’13, died Aug. 2, 2005, in Birmingham, Ala.
A cum laude graduate of Lawrenceville, our self-proclaimed “dedicated Southerner” entered Princeton but soon became a talented dropout, serving in the Army Air Force during World War II, and in 1946 joining Magic City Foods, which had a locally popular product — Golden Flake Potato Chips.
Sloan sensed the opportunity for creative marketing beyond Birmingham. Starting in sales and production, he rose to president in 1956 and in 1972 was elected chairman of the board of Golden Enterprises, the publicly traded parent company of Golden Flake Snack Foods, which had introduced its products across the South. Recognition of his business acumen included induction into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame at the University of Alabama in 1993.
Sloan set up the Bashinsky Foundation to fund Golden Enterprises Scholarship Awards to children of Golden Enterprises employees. He gave a computer center to the University of Alabama’s College of Commerce and Business Administration. He was a trustee of Samford University in Alabama, where he also received a doctorate of laws degree.
To Joann Fulghum, Sloan’s wife, to his children, Sloan, Thomas, Elizabeth and Suzanne and their families, the class extends deepest condolences.
The Class of 1942
CLARENCE ERNEST STANLEY BELLOWS III ’42
Stan died Aug. 15, 2005, in Midland, Texas, where his family had lived for over 50 years.
He came to Princeton from Summit (N.J.) High School, where he was a member of the honor society. At Princeton, Stan earned honors in geology and displayed his love of racquet sports as a letterman in tennis.
Soon after Pearl Harbor he volunteered for the Army Air Force photography program. With the background of a photogrammetry course at Princeton he provided photographic intelligence support to the Fifth Air Force in the South Pacific and the Philippines. A year after his discharge from active duty as a captain, he married Helen Cutler. They had three children, Stanley IV, Cutler, and Beth.
Eventually Stan put his geological background and expertise to good use as a self-employed consultant in the Southwest. Following five years with Texaco as an oil exploration geologist, he engaged in exploration for seven years with Ralph Lowe in Midland. Thereafter he undertook independent consulting until the deep recession in the domestic oil business in 1986.
Stan enjoyed his athletic family and his community. He promoted tennis in Midland. He was active in his church and served on several community committees.
To Helen, her three children, and their families, the class offers its condolences.
The Class of 1942
WILLIAM DANA ARCHBOLD ’44
Bill died Aug. 4, 2005, in his home outside Toronto.
His life rose from the simple to the sublime. He spent early summers along Canadian lakes and New England shores, learning sailing and golf, and prepped at Shady Side Academy and Hackley School for Boys. He was treasurer of the Princeton Yacht Club, and reveled in Pyne Hall after Pearl Harbor and Cloister Inn after the war.
Following four years of Pacific Army service, he married Harriet in 1946 (Roger Ward was best man) and graduated in 1947. He’d started his oil career as a teenage barge hand on the Ohio, so he joined Standard Oil of New Jersey in New York harbor, and retired in 1973 as marketing vice president for Imperial Oil of Canada.
After his retirement, Bill was founding director of the Business Council on National Issues and national chairman of the Canadian Save the Children Fund. In our 60th-reunion directory, Bill wrote, “More can be accomplished in this world with food, medicine, and books than will ever be accomplished with bullets and bombs.”
He is survived by his wife; daughter Susan; son Rick ’74; honorary adopted sons David Haines and Rick Feldman; his sister, Betty; and granddaughter Jennifer. To all, we’ll miss him.
The Class of 1944
EDWARD MADDEN BIGLER ’44
Ed died Aug. 9, 2005, in Greenwich, Conn.
He and his wife of 43 years, Renee Holt Bigler, also had a home on John’s Island, Vero Beach, Fla. A son of Paul Gray Bigler ’17, Ed came to us from Taft School, where he was active in football and basketball. He played freshman football at Princeton and roomed at 17 Edwards Place with Ed Finegold and Bob VanWagoner.
Ed served in the Army Air Force as a navigator, flying 35 combat missions in World War II from Italy. Returning to the States, his was a surviving plane when nine of 15 from his squadron were lost in a storm off Nova Scotia. He had an extensive career in oil and gas exploration and, with his wife, founded a nonprofit organization, Pathways Inc., to provide housing for the mentally ill in Greenwich. Ed continued to have an avid interest in sports, especially tennis and golf.
Close friends included Dr. Clint Weiman ’47 and Gerard Turino ’48. Ed is survived by his wife; sons Edward M. Jr. and Paul Gray Bigler; three stepchildren, M. Barclay Brown III, George H. Brown, and Diane Justine Buck; and six grandchildren. Our condolences go to all.
The Class of 1944
Barr Howard ’46
Barr Howard died Aug. 17, 2005, in a nursing home in Nanuet, N.Y.
He was a resident for many years of Cos Cob, Conn. and before that of Rye, N.Y. A graduate of Taft School, he entered Princeton in the summer of 1942. From 1943 to 1946 he served in the Army Field Artillery, landing at Normandy Beach in the D-Day invasion. He graduated in 1948.
Barr excelled in track, especially cross country. His career included direct sales and retail securities business in Richmond, Va., and in Connecticut. Sports engaged him and his family, especially skiing and boating. He is survived by Virginia, his wife of 56 years; their children, Barbara, Christopher, and Peter; and five grandchildren. To them all, the class extends sincere sympathy on the loss of our loyal classmate.
The Class of 1946
ROGER D. BORGESON ’49
Roger died March 9, 2005, of complications following a fall. He was 76.
Roger prepared for Princeton at Bronxville High School. He majored in politics, played JV baseball, and was active in Whig-Clio. He was a member of Colonial Club.
After Princeton, Roger attended Columbia Law School and NYU. He had a distinguished career in human-resource management and served as a vice president of Newsweek, Federated Department Stores, and the New York-New Jersey Port Authority. He was founder and president of Personnel Leadership Corp., a management consultancy business. He served as a special consultant to Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and was a member of the Industrial Development Commission of Old Saybrook, Conn.
After moving to Kansas City he became active in civic work and served as president of the Kansas City branch of the Executive Service Corps. In 1998 and 1999 he was named volunteer of the year by the Center for Management Assistance.
Roger is survived by his daughters, Pamela Montgomery ’81, Dawn Beaver, and Kim Brosche, and three grandchildren. The class extends deepest sympathy to them all.
The Class of 1949
IRVING FLINT FOOTE ’52
Bud died of complications from a stroke March 12, 2005, at home in Atlanta, Ga.
Born in Laconia, N.H., he entered Princeton from Goffstown High School. At Princeton, Bud excelled as an English major, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors. He spent his junior year at the Sorbonne, and later earned a master’s in English from the University of Connecticut.
In 1957 Bud began a 40-year career at Georgia Tech, during which he achieved legendary status as a brilliant teacher, advocate for the dispossessed, songwriter, author, and poet. As educator, he loved teaching English to technically inclined students; he developed courses in speed reading and African-American literature; and he elevated science fiction to an important academic discipline, donating his collection of 8,000 volumes to the Georgia Tech library. As activist he composed and, on guitar and banjo, played topical songs in support of peace, civil rights, and women’s rights. He also wrote for an alternative newspaper.
Bud loved Princeton, his friends and, above all, his close-knit family. Surviving him are his beloved wife, Ruth Anne, five sons, a daughter, four grandchildren, his mother, and a brother. To them all, the class extends its deepest condolences.
The Class of 1952
JACK LINCOLN SANDERS ’52
Jack Sanders died April 22, 2005, at home in Snyder, N.Y., from complications of a rare neurological disorder, multisystems atrophy, for which there remains no treatment.
Classmates may remember Jack and Jean at our 50th as a truly moving profile in courage. Jack’s memorial service at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Buffalo was attended by Alma and Toby Strachan, Jack’s roommate at Princeton, and Margaret and Jim Evans.
Jack came to Princeton from the Nichols School, where he was senior class president. At Princeton he belonged to Charter Club and majored in economics. After graduation he attended Naval OCS and served on active duty from 1953 to 1956. He completed law school at Cornell in 1959.
Jack’s decision to decline a job offer in New York City anchored him forever in western New York State. In February 1962, he joined a small law firm in which he became a partner, and that August he and Jean McIndoo were married. For more than 40 years Jack reveled in his law practice, the warmth of his family, the many nearby recreational options, and a deep involvement in his church.
Jack is survived by his beloved Jean; his daughter, Melinda; son Matthew ’92; and a granddaughter. The class extends deepest sympathies to them.
The Class of 1952
Phil died in Boston May 24, 2005, of a lung infection.
Born in Bend, Ore., Phil graduated from the Lennox School and attended Trinity College in Hartford before entering our class as a sophomore. He majored in architecture at Princeton, staying on for the master’s program and finishing in 1955.
He belonged to Campus Club and, according to his sister, Libby Browne, his most memorable activity at Princeton was the late-night decorating, done with his fellow architecture students, of a massive wall of the Corwin Building with the quotation from Shelley’s “Ozymandias”: “Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair” in white paint.
Following naval service in Japan, Phil prospered as an architect with the Providence, R.I., firms of Millman and Sturges, and Sturges, Daugh & Salisbury, and then, after three years in Rome, with Architects Collaborative in Cambridge, Mass. Later, after forsaking his architecture practice, Phil prospered writing children’s books and in his words, “earthsongs praising the new-found connection ’twixt science, nature, and religion.” His avocations included restoring a house in Boston’s South End and caring for a pair of Etruscan truffle-hunting dogs.
Phil is survived by his wife, Judy Sue; daughters Sarah, Julia, and Elizabeth; and two grandsons. To them, the class extends deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1952
JAMES WILBUR EFFRON ’53
After a brief illness, Jim, our class president from 1996 to 1998, died of acute leukemia July 21, 2005.
Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is where it began and ended for Jim. He was born there and lived on the same street throughout his life. He graduated from Poughkeepsie High School, married Dawn Weingart, a 1958 Vassar graduate, and with time out for Army service, spent his entire business career with the family’s Effron Fuel and Oil Co.
At Princeton he played 150-pound football, was on the Last Blast Committee, and was active on the Daily Princetonian. He belonged to Dial Lodge and roomed senior year with Jim Andretta, Dick Ellwood, and Phil Swirbul. Jim’s sense of humor never left him. He had planned go on the Berlin class tour and blamed his illness on the fact that he had taken out trip insurance for the first time.
Past class president Len Milberg gave a moving eulogy at Jim’s funeral along with Jim’s three sons, Craig, Blair ’84, and Drew. Besides them, he is survived by Dawn; daughter Brooke Weiner ’91; eight grandchildren; and his brother, Howard ’50. Class president Ellwood paid tribute to Jim by saying, “We will remember his integrity, loyalty, generosity, kindness, and great, good, robust humor.”
The Class of 1953
ROBERT VERNON LEGGETT ’72
Bob Leggett died Sept. 13, 2004, in Columbus, Ohio, after a valiant battle with cancer.
Born in Columbia, Miss., Bob graduated from Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio. At Princeton he was active in baseball, lightweight football, karate, track, and the soul singing group Ebony Groove. He graduated with honors in electrical engineering.
After earning an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Business School in 1974, Bob worked in corporate finance and management posts in Ohio and Michigan. In 1990 he was named vice president of the Futurevest program at National City Bank in Cleveland, managing external communications, financial relationships, and long-term strategic planning.
Bob’s brother, Christopher ’82, of Duluth, Ga., wrote: “He meant everything to me. He was my mentor, motivator, and best friend. He represented my living example of uncompromising dedication to the very idea of excellence. He brought me to Princeton in 1968 when I was 8 years old. That was the origin of my love for the University.”
Bob is also survived by his wife, Shawn Denise Leggett; sons Vermaine, Vernon, Robert, and Sean; his mother Ethel Leggett; sisters Carol, Mary, Linda, Gwendolyn, Rosebud, Sandra, Joyce, and Shiree; and many other relatives. To them, and to Bob’s many friends, the class sends sincere condolences.
The Class of 1972
FRANK RATHAUSER *37, Biology, April 25, 2005
STANLEY D. IMBER *50, Psychology, June 9, 2005
VASCO J. FENILI *53, Woodrow Wilson School, May 6, 2005
MARTIN G. REDLICH *54, Physics, July 29, 2004
ROBERT C. WANG *78, Chemistry, Feb. 9, 2000
RICHARD L. WEST *54, Civil Engineering, July 22, 2003
STEDMAN B. NOBLE *56, Economics, Feb. 8, 2005
WILLIAM B. BROWNE *57, Aeronautical Engineering, Sept. 1, 2004
ROBIN J. SCROGGS *62, Religion, April 25, 2005
KENNETH MERRYMAN *90, History, May 25, 2004